What is Almotriptan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Axert Almogram

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This is an antimigraine agent used for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura. It causes vasoconstriction and reduces sterile inflammation associated with antidromic neuronal transmission correlating with relief of migraine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine 70 31
Migraine headaches 18 6
Atypical migraine 8 2
New daily persistent headache 2 2
Headaches 1 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 11
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Almotriptan

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Anaphylaxis 1
Chest pain 1
Chest tightness 1
Dizzy spells 1
Drowsiness 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Almotriptan

Dosage Patients
12.5mg as needed 2
12.5 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Almotriptan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 30
Side effects too severe 9
Doctor's advice 7
Change in health plan coverage 6
Expense 5
Other 5
Personal research 2
See all 52 patients who've stopped taking Almotriptan

Duration

Currently taking Almotriptan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Almotriptan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
Usually 4
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Almotriptan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 2
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1

Patients stopped taking Almotriptan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 3
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Almotriptan

Jun 5, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: didnt work for me (no triptans did except relpax and it only worked rarely)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Find and use a migraine preventative as this is an expensive medication and should be used only when necessary.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2006 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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